The Ideal Breastfeeding Survival Basket for New Mothers

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The Ideal Breastfeeding Survival Basket for New Mothers #NatureMadePrenatalDHA

At the present time, I am currently 35 weeks into this pregnancy. Without a doubt, time has flown by quickly. With that being said, I understand the benefits of taking Nature Made® Prenatal Vitamins. This time around I chose the five month supply available at Sam’s Club because of it’s convenience. Towards the end of pregnancy there is an endless to do list that might include classes, organizing, shopping, ect. Therefore, it is beneficial to have a high supply of prenatal vitamins handy.

During, the third trimester most women enter the nesting stage. In other words, women start planning, organizing, and shopping for the baby. Keep in mind, it’s just as important to prepare ourselves for nursing and postpartum. As a result, I wanted to share the items I am including in the breastfeeding basket I prepared for myself. Keep in mind, I am a first time mom and probably will need to adjust the basket as I start breastfeeding. However, it is beneficial to have the nursing basket ready for when the baby decides to enter into the world.

The Ideal Breastfeeding Survival Basket for New Mothers #NatureMadePrenatalDHA

Nature Made® Prenatal Multi + DHA (200mg) 150ct. softgels Messaging

  • Clinically proven absorption of folic acid and iron
  • One per day dosage
  • Easy-to-swallow softgel
  • Start taking a prenatal 6 months before you start trying to get pregnant
  •  Nature Made® is the #1 Pharmacist recommended vitamin and supplement brand*
  • Take with food

The Ideal Breastfeeding Survival Basket for New Mothers #NatureMadePrenatalDHA

10 Ideal Breastfeeding Basket Items for New Mothers

  • Water Bottle– In order, to stay hydrated during breastfeeding sessions keep a bottle of water in the basket.
  • Hand Sanitizer– Life with a newborn can be hectic, therefore it is beneficial to keep hand sanitizer nearby.
  • Reading Material– In all honesty, I spend a great deal of time on the computer and phone that disconnecting from the online world is a must at times. With that being said, I plan to read a book when breastfeeding instead of browsing online.
  • Tissues–  The possibilities of using a tissue during nursing are endless. A a result, I decided to include a pack of tissues.
  • Candle– As a matter of fact, I find burning candles to be relaxing and calming.
  • Nipple Cream– In my opinion, including a nipple cream is a must for any women.
  • Prenatal Vitamins – Without a doubt, keeping prenatal vitamins handy is a must.
  • Washcloths– In fact, accidents will inevitably happen! I recommend keeping a couple of washcloths nearby for clean ups.
  • Nursing Pads– Needless to say, the nipples will leak as the journey of breastfeeding begins.
  • Nipple Shields– For one thing, anything and everything that includes breastfeeding at the moment provokes me to be nervous. As a result, I decided to purchase nipple shields to help cope with nursing.



The Ideal Breastfeeding Survival Basket for New Mothers #NatureMadePrenatalDHA

All in all, preparing for the arrival of the baby and myself is what I constantly think about. As you can see, I am nesting completely in these last couple of weeks I have left. However, I ensure to have a daily Nature Made® Prenatal Multi + DHA (200mg) 150ct. softgels. In the meantime, I would like to know if you wan to see the postpartum basket I made for myself. As I mentioned previously it is just as important to prepare ourselves in order to ensure a smooth recovery.

The Ideal Breastfeeding Survival Basket for New Mothers #NatureMadePrenatalDHA


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17 Comments

  1. July 19, 2018 / 9:08 AM

    Great tips for helping out a new mom! I’m sure this gift would be very much appreciated.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      September 14, 2018 / 2:06 AM

      Thank you, as a new mother I understand how overwhelming all of this can be.

  2. Ada
    July 19, 2018 / 10:10 PM

    These are great tips for new moms! I know my friend always keeps a ton of washcloths on her!

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      September 14, 2018 / 2:07 AM

      In my experience, I have not used washcloths as much. Although, I purchase a to due to recommendations.

  3. Emma Riley
    July 19, 2018 / 10:36 PM

    Now, this is another great product from Nature Made. Thank you for your wonderful review, it will help others to know about this supplement.

  4. Ally
    July 20, 2018 / 3:32 AM

    I used those prenatal vitamins while I was pregnant. I would love to make a gift basket like this for the next person I know who becomes pregnant.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      September 14, 2018 / 2:07 AM

      It would be a nice gift for any expecting mother.

  5. Rosey
    July 20, 2018 / 3:44 AM

    4 kids and I never once thought to read while breastfeeding them. I wish I would have tough. That is such a good idea.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      September 14, 2018 / 2:08 AM

      I can probably learn a thing or two from you then.

  6. Julietta M
    July 20, 2018 / 7:48 AM

    These are great! I use those same prenatal pills!

  7. July 20, 2018 / 10:28 AM

    These are the prenatals I’ve been using for 3+ years. Love their soft gel version best.

  8. July 20, 2018 / 1:12 PM

    Loving the gift basket idea. Every new mom or mom-to-be will appreciate it a lot. This post brings back so many memories of the times I was expecting. Beautiful memories.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      September 14, 2018 / 2:08 AM

      Yes, any expecting mother can benefit from a basket similar to this.

  9. July 20, 2018 / 3:36 PM

    I miss prenatal vitamins. Is that strange? I wonder if I can take them even though I haven’t been pregnant in almost 6 years.

    • Betzy Cuellar
      Author
      September 14, 2018 / 2:09 AM

      In all honesty, I continue to use the prenatals even now.

  10. July 20, 2018 / 6:01 PM

    What a wonderful post! This a great read for new moms and moms-to-be, very good tips. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  11. Jemma
    July 24, 2018 / 7:58 AM

    Great tips! I’ve just bought some reusable breast pads that you can wash.

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